Pamela Caughie - Loyola University Chicago

Professor: Pamela Caughie
Department: English
College: Loyola University Chicago
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENG306
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She's a very nice lady, but her grading is bordering on goofy. Maybe it's because I'm history major, but this is the only class I have taken in my entire life in which I have not received straight A's on all papers. The grading is tough, you're reading 200 pages per week and having a quiz on it (that covers all sorts of minute stuff).
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL283
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took her trans women in literature course during Fall Semester of 2019. Would take again. The class was reading-heavy but quizzes were open-note, fairly straightforward, and she dropped the lowest two scores. Although this class it not easy, you will find that she is knowledgable and will help outside of class as long as you are willing to work.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG382
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Trans Women in literature is a fine course, but it's not well outlined or structured at all. There's so much reading occasionally 100+ pages each night, along with hours on end of collation work, and none of it is clearly explained whatsoever. She's incredibly smart and knowledgeable, but if you don't understand her style, you probably won't pass
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL283
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was called transgender in literature. She was fairly difficult and misgendered several of our writers. Odd that she's teaching this class...
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL354
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Caughie definitely knows her stuff when it comes to theory, and is willing to help if you reach out to her first. The material of the class is really hard to grasp so I suggest getting help as soon as you think you're struggling. Read all the homework, she gives pop quizzes.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL283
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Caughie is one of the best teachers I've had. She's super nice and if you go to her office hours, you're likely to get an A on the papers. The almost daily pop quizzes were hard, but not ridiculous. She is extremely knowledgeable and encourages students to dig deeper than the surface of the text. I would definitely take her again.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL283
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Caughie is a nice woman and clearly cares about the material that she teaches, but she is a stickler for anything involving writing. I've always prided myself on being an excellent writer and I still never managed to get more than a B on her papers. She also gives reading quizzes regularly, so make sure you've read the chapters.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ENG306
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She seems overly eager to force students to adopt her points of view
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL282
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
World's most impossible grader. At first you think, ok It's me, but after you write the greatest papers you think you'll ever write Caughie is there waiting to stamp it with a big fat C! Easily the toughest grader I've had at Loyola. Wish I would have avoided.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENG307
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you are not a fantastic writer, or your general grasp of literature analysis is lacking, don't expect to get A's on your papers. Caughie is a published feminist scholar who is VERY picky about your word choice and sentence structure. Also goes off on tangents, so write down everything she says. Still super helpful outside of class.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL307
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Caughie was alright. She is nice, however, most of the class were WSGS majors and not english majors, I thought that she did not take that into account when grading the papers. She is a hard grader and seems to grade on your style or talent as a writer as opposed to did you show a pretty good grasp of the material.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL354
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Critical Theory is a very hard class. Caughie though is a very good teacher. She explains everything so well and is very willing to help. She takes the time to be a good professor. Highly recommended.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL420
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It is well-documented that this instructor favors certain students over others, gossips about some students with other students, and cannot stand to be challenged on ANY point whatsoever. She has published the same book for years, it seems. You would do well to avoid her classes and avoid receiving academic advising from her at all costs.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENG382
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I though the class was great. The theory was a hard to grasp but I feel that I came away a better writer. She challenged me to think about things in a way that I hadn't though of. I think it's good to be able to argue all sides. It only made me stronger and I'm so grateful. I actually argued against her and still did really well in the class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL307
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Caughie is among the worst professors I have had during my education not only at Loyola, but throughout my life. Although the class presents interesting material, your effort and understanding as a student does not come into play. She is only looking for those who satisfy her standards, and rejects any ideas which express otherwise.DO NOT TAKE
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL307
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
In the same class as the last two and I thought she was pretty bad... At least in 307. There were some good readings, I'll say that. But smart or not, I thought she was arrogant and rude to those who disagreed with her. I think the rewrites are to make the papers work for her, not fix a bad one. She "teaches," but do I like how or her? Not really.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL307
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really bad professor. Theory heavy and it's her way or the highway. She flaunted a criticism written about her stating she "indoctrinates, not educates." 100% accurate. I found her REALLY condescending, even though she let people talk -- especially when she explained "how to write a paper" each time she assigned one. Interesting topics, bad prof.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: WOST307
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
By far one of the best classes I've taken here. Caughie is an innovative theorist and her breadth of knowledge is evident. Accessible to students outside of class. Also, this class at least is structure in a way that encourages dialogue among students. If you're not up for a challenge, though, don't take this class-the materials are quite tough.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL307
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's a pretty amazing teacher. She expects a lot out of her students but it always willing to help. Don't take for an easy class, expect to show up to class, read, and write good papers. It's worth it if you're an English major.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very helpful as a graduate advisor. She seemed very gentle, calm, and patient.
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